In the second half of 2014, Artcurial opens its third European office in Vienna, under the direction of Caroline Messensee. This Artcurial Austria “house”, inaugurated in a historic building in the heart of Vienna, strengthens the existing links with local clientele and develops the notoriety of Artcurial.
Artcurial Austria, a meeting hub, creates a cultural offer in tune with the current events of the auction house such as signatures, local exhibitions
and traveling exhibitions of the major artworks of up and coming Parisian and Monegasque sales.
Complimentary and confidential valuation days are organised by the Vienna office, covering all areas proposed by the House, ranging from Impressionist and Modern Art, Furniture and Works of Art, Design, Ancient Paintings, Books or Contemporary Art, throughout the year. Artcurial specialists travel throughout Austria by simple appointment year round, to meet you in your home or at the Artcurial office.
For a free and confidential valuation of your works of art and objects, our specialists are available at the Artcurial office in Munich, in video conference or at your home by appointment only.
We are also available to arrange a meeting outside the proposed dates.
A graduate in Art History from the University of Vienna and the Sorbonne, Caroline Messensee began her career in Parisian galleries (Galerie Karsten Greve, Galerie Lelong) before becoming curator.
Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl and Herbert Boeckl were, as Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet and Georges Braque, some of the artists to whom she has devoted major exhibitions both in France (Musée Maillol) and in Austria, Germany and Spain (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao).
Following her European experience, she joined Artcurial in September 2012 and becomes the person in charge of the German speaking clientele within the auction house, as Central European Modern and Contemporary Art Directo. Since 2014, she is Director of the Austrian Artcurial office.
The auction house Artcurial has unveiled an exceptional Mona Lisa that will come under the hammer on 9th November 2021. Incredibly faithful to the original, this version, painted around 1600, highlights the early fascination for Leonardo da Vinci and his work. The portrait with the mysterious smile will be exhibited across Europe from October, in Vienna, Brussels and Paris.
Marie Sanna-Legrand, Director of Watch Departement and and Geoffroy Ader, Expert in Watches, describe a dynamic and growing market, looking for big names and iconic models that resonate.
Artcurial organisait mercredi 13 novembre sa vente de prestige dédiée aux Maîtres anciens et du XIXe siècle. Totalisant 9,2 M€, elle est dominée par le formidable record mondial pour Artemisia Gentileschi à 4,8 M€ frais inclus avec Lucrèce, toile exécutée dans les années 1630.
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